Whynter Air Conditioner Review

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Updated June 27, 2022

With the weather becoming ever more unpredictable, being able to have some control over the climate at least within your home or office would do a lot in making your space a lot more enjoyable. You can do this by installing an air conditioner, and in doing so, you’ll be able to control the quality of air that you breathe. For those who would like to have air conditioning in only one room within their office, or just have it in one part of their house, it would make a lot more sense to go for a portable air conditioner such as the Whynter ARC-148MHP. Although, for a personal unit, you’ll want to check out our VOSAREA portable evaporative air cooler review.

This is easily one of the best portable air conditioner and heater systems on the market right now, especially for buyers that don’t want to spend more than $500. Go ahead and find out what it’s got in store. You’ll also be interested in knowing how it compares to other best-selling ACs.

Why We Like It – Whynter Air Conditioner

The Whynter Air Conditioner is an affordable option for anyone who’s looking to control or improve the quality of air in an area that’s no larger than 500 sq ft, and even though it does not offer dual hose operation, the AC unit does offer 5 operational modes, and features an advanced self evaporating technology that recycles the captured moisture to cool the air. If you only need a smaller capacity unit for cooling, say 350 sq ft, then you’re better off with this Whynter 11,000 BTU Dual Hose model.

  • Affordable
  • Fitted with a Pre-Filter
  • Features Advanced Self evaporating technology
  • No WiFi connectivity for WiFi control


With a cooling capacity of 14000 BTU and a heating capacity of 11000 BTU, the Whynter portable air conditioner is well equipped to efficiently regulate the temperature of an area that’s up to 500 square feet in size. This is similar to the Shinco air conditioner. For a smaller room, you may prefer the Whynter ARC 122DS Elite which has an efficient cooling capacity of up to 12000 BTU. This 14000 BTU AC unit that’s on review features a built-in dehumidifier that ensures the air in your room is nice and fresh by getting rid of the excess moisture. And thanks to its self evaporating technology, the captured moisture is then recycled to provide cool air. The dehumidifier rids up to 71 pints of moisture from the air in a day, making it just as efficient as the ARC-14SH Whynter Portable Air Conditioner.

Energy Efficiency

To regulate energy use and ensure that your electricity bill doesn’t skyrocket as you use the ARC-148MHP Whynter portable air conditioner, it features a 24-hour programmable timer that you can use to set when it should come on or when it should stay off. You can take advantage of the timer to automatically set it up to switch itself on in the evening when going to sleep, and have it switch off in the morning once you wake up. The timer here is different from the one on the LG LP1217GSR, in that you won’t have to set it up every day. Just schedule it once, and it’ll run through that schedule unless you turn it off.


The Whynter ARC-148MHP portable AC features a 3M filter, as well as a Silver Shield washable pre-filter to guarantee that the cool air that it’s circulating remains free of any contaminants. The pre-filter is something that you definitely won’t find on the Honeywell MO08CESWK Compact Portable Air Conditioner or the Newair portable air conditioner and heater, – it’ll be able to capture particles in the air that are bigger than 5 microns. This makes the actual filter last longer, and requires fewer changes in the period of its use.


As is standard among most portable air conditioners, you’ll get a limited 1-year warranty with the ARC-148MHP AC, so if you happen to come across any problems as you use it, feel free to reach out to their customer care team, and they’ll be glad to send a technician to you and have the AC unit repaired. Access to fast customer support is always helpful, especially if you have a ducted air conditioner not working in one of your other rooms.


The ARC-148MHP air conditioner features a single hose that takes up a lot less space on your window compared to dual hose air conditioners, making it a perfect choice for anyone that doesn’t have very large windows. It’s also got an auto-restart feature which preserves your settings in case the power goes off, and comes with a window kit so that you don’t have to spend your money on any additional purchases. There’s also a remote control for more convenient operation, and with lead-free, eco-friendly components, the AC unit is built with the intent of not being harmful to the environment.

Whynter Air Conditioner Wrap Up

This Whynter AC unit features 5 operational modes for you to choose from, giving you complete control of the quality of air in your living or workspace. The modes are Auto, Cool, Fan, Heat and Dehumidify, and at a cost of just $500, it’s got quite a lot of value to offer.

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